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the pharmacy medicare benefits. there was $1.5 million in the flex plan for 2013. $3.1 million net decrease in the blue shield's fully in insured's plan from july through december by the 2 percent premium pledge and $1.6 million net increase in other benefits. so, that nets you -- us out to the $77.3 million. we have a net point 6 million. that is a continue -- continue contingency in reserves. $9.1 million in initiatives to reduce cost and $3.8 million in early retirement in insurance program that we have to spend by the end of 14. $3.4 million in premium credits for those units that accepted the 90-83 in #5shgs 2015. what are the next steps? the controllers will public the annual financial report which you may have heard kafrd. sometimes around the beginning of the month and that is contain a high level of dbi's funding and this is a separate audit we have to do and it is available on our website we posted it and we also have copies for anybody that is interested. and then as i mentioned, the reserve levels will be evaluated in february 2014. i am open to any questions. >> questions? >
, hearing none, item no. 7. >> the clerk: item 7. action item reconciliation of kaiser medicare rate. >> good afternoon, neale kosher. nice to see everyone again. i'm going to walk you through the document labeled kaiser medicare rate final rate for 2014. when we met on june 13th of this year, we stated that the medicare advantage rates for kaiser were preliminary, that we needed to get additional information brought to kaiser. they cooked the final rates and they would let you know at that time. as soon as we knew what they were and then we can talk about how we decide what to do whether they would have to be higher, the rates or lower. we always hope because of the timing and everything comes in better and there is money to be appropriated in some fashion for the cost of the rates. we finalized everything in the system. that is done to be clear on that part. so what happened was kaiser did their magic and got their final numbers and our number we posted at the 14th of june was $346.45. the final number is $344. that saves the city $2.8 million. which is a very good thing. they do
for the future of the active and early retiree pool. one is move the pool with medicare retirees. the second would be to close the active city plan to all employees other than those outside the kaiser and blue shield service areas such as the heche but very small. third we ask and investigate the policies to make the changes to the active plan to draw more people into it to make the plan affordable again. howevercious that does have a down side that it might cause increase rate in population which is a higher volume than the uhc plan. what i want to say these are the consideration we have and they can all concur as individuals or in groups of two or three of the options if you want. so with that, i would entertain any questions that you may have. >> mr. scott? >> i wanted to go back to your slide 26. you identified for early retirees with diabetes is kind of a therapy that is impacting cost. are you seeing a similar trend around the things around cardiovascular disease related issues? >> when i looked at the top drugs i did not see a repeat, you have the stat ins but because of diabetes you
, oftentimes when you're going into treatment, you're going to need some kind of medicaid or medicare to be able to be seen during this process. you know, we also know that several of the programs are closing, you know, because of the lack of medicaid and resources for treatment. you know, treatment is one of the things that is an ongoing process and monumental in everyone's recovery process. you know, it's not just criminal justice involved, it's not just people with mental health challenges, it's people around america, you know, if there's a lack of insurance, you know, to pay for care. very good. monica, you're an outreach coordinator. yes. do you see both individuals that are in recovery and bring them to peer-to-peer support, and if so, you find me in the street, i talk to you, and i go, "monica, you know, i think i want to be able to do a program that provides me with peer support." then what happens? the majority of the individuals that i see are on the street that are still actively using or that may be in a recovery community or transitional living setting that may need addit
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